Donations | Castle Community Rooms | Framlingham | Suffolk

Will you help?

Sponsorship opportunities. Become a friend. Legacy gifting. One-off donations

We have raised over 83% of the £1.2 million cost of the build and have now secured a fixed price contract and the building work has started. The pandemic resulted in our being unable to carry out typical fund raising activities during 2020 and 2021 but we have decided to go ahead in order to avoid a damaging hike of almost 14% in the overall project cost.

But we still need YOUR help.

In order to raise the final 17% of the budget we are pursuing various fundraising initiatives, including further grant applications, “Friending” and sponsorship opportunities detailed below and even a “Detectorists” auction. Further fundraising activities will roll out this year and if you have any ideas or desire to be involved, do please get in touch:

If we exceed our initial target of £200,000, any further fundraising will be used to enhance the building and landscaping, adding features that were cut from the original plans to achieve budget targets. 

Sponsorship opportunities

We have exciting sponsorship opportunities for your name to be forever associated with Castle Community Rooms. Would you like to...

Name The Main Hall? 
Castle Community Rooms hall
Name The Meeting Room? 
Framlingham meeting room
Name The Garden? 
Castle Community Rooms garden
Buy A Bench?
buy a bench Framlingham

If you would like to become a Friend, please scroll down to the form below the coffee cups. If you are interested in our sponsorship opportunities and would like more information please provide your details here and we will get back to you.

Or would you like to be involved and become a friend?

We are asking you if you would like to be a friend, to give up a treat and instead make a small monthly gift towards our development fund over the next few years. Your support will be recognised on a photographic virtual wall of CCR fiends with your photo or business logo or, of course, you can remain anonymous and be represented by a Castle Community Rooms logo. We will also be recognising, as friends, those who have given us significant support in the project.

This Friends' Development Fund will be used towards the shortfall and could also be used towards repayments if a loan is needed to enable us to avoid spiralling costs. Several lenders have indicated support if necessary. We won't know the exact size of any loan until spring as it depends upon how many of you become friends and support us with monthly donations now.

The Friends' Development Fund will initially be used towards the current shortfall but will continue to be used to make our monthly loan repayments should this become necessary.

To help secure the very best modern centre for our community, we are asking for everyone’s help – as a resident of Framlingham or not! If you love Fram, we would love to hear from you.

How to become a friend?

We are asking you to give just the equivalent of two coffees a month for as long as you can – you can stop at any time

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That's £5

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Or could you perhaps donate just £10?

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Or, feeling really generous, could you donate two coffees per week? (That's eight per month or £20)

However big or small your monthly donation, everyone (individual or business) is a friend and will be recognised on our Wall of Friends here. As an added bonus, through the Government's Gift Aid scheme, if you are a UK taxpayer and you agree to gift aid your donation, St Michael's PCC Castle Community Rooms Development Fund can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you donate.

I would like to become a friend

To sign up please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you.

* I understand that you will email me with the necessary information to complete my enrolment into the Friends scheme.
* We will use the details provided above to update your record and to process your donations to us. Please note St Michael's PCC can only claim Gift Aid if you provide your full first name, surname and home address. We will email a declaration to you for your records. By agreeing to gift aid your donation you will declare "I am a UK taxpayer and I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year then it is my responsibility to pay any difference."

Legacy Gifting

If you would like to consider a gift to Castle Community Rooms in your will fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you.

One-off donations

To make a one-off donation please click here